Re: 11 questions about the Universe

From: scerir (
Date: Sat Jan 20 2001 - 08:56:39 MST

zeb haradon wrote:
> Here are two more they should ask - can anyone think of more?
> * Why does time have a direction when, except for minor exceptions,
> microscopic events are time-symetric.
> * What came before the big bang? Or, either something popped out of nothing
> or there is no beginning, which is it? (I vote for the second one - it's
> easy to imagine the universe existing forever in the future, so if time is
> symmetrical, the same should be true in the past. Just like there's always
> going to be a tommorow, there's always been a yesterday.)

Yes. And can I add something more?
* Does Mach's principle work?
* What is inertia?
* Are photons massless?
* Is the universe comprehensible?
* Do black-holes delete information?
* Are constants constant?
* Is Bohm wrong when he says that there is a cosmic preferred frame?
* And lastly: do they already know the answer to any other question?

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